Veikkausliiga: Inter Turku and HIFK draw 2-2 on Saturday

TURKU. Inter Turku manages to recover against HIFK with a goal on the E. Markkanen 3' and a penalty kick on the S. Mattila 80'.


TURKU. Inter Turku manages to recover against HIFK with a goal on the E. Markkanen 3′ and a penalty kick on the S. Mattila 80′. Inter Turku was far superior when it came to possession ball (61%)​

B. Kallman missed a decisive penalty (85′). That would have allowed Inter Turku to win the match.​

B. Kallman missed 1 penalty (85′) for ​Inter Turku.

The match was played at the Veritas Stadion stadium in Turku on Saturday and it started at 5:00 pm local time. The referee was Petri Viljanen who had the assistance of Antti Kemppinen and Määttänen Janne. The 4th official was Samuli Stenman. The weather was clear. The temperature was cold around 13 degrees Celsius or 55.45 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 62%.​

Match Statistics

Inter Turku was in firm control of the ball 61% while HIFK was struggling with a 39% ball possession.

Inter Turku was more aggressive with 54 dangerous attacks and 8 shots of which 3 were on target. However, this did not suffice for Inter Turku to win the match​.

Inter Turku shot 8 times, 3 on target, 5 off target. On the opposite side, HIFK shot 5 times, 2 on target, 3 off target.


Inter Turku received 2 yellow cards (A. Paananen and D. Haro). On the other side, HIFK received 3 yellow cards (Pipe, O. Malolo and Beto).

Also, HIFK didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after S. Eremenko (HIFK) was sent out after receiving a straight red card in the (85′).

After this encounter, Inter Turku will have 9 points like Oulu and Haka to stay in the 4th place. On the other side, HIFK will have 2 points to stay in the 12th place.

Match Events

  • 3'

    E. Markkanen

  • 17'

    T. Jyry

  • 31'

    R. Mahuta

    J. Niska

  • 37'

    A. Paananen

  • 46'

    J. Ali

    K. Isaksson

  • 47'

    T. Jyry

  • 61'

    J. Lepisto

    A. Paananen

  • 73'

    J. Hyvarinen

    M. Tamminen

  • 75'


  • 75'

    A. Kujanpaa

    M. Ahadi

  • 79'

    D. Haro

  • 80'

    S. Mattila (Penalty)

  • 81'

    O. Malolo

  • 85'

    S. Eremenko

  • 85'

    B. Kallman

  • 90'


Next match

In the upcoming Veikkausliiga match, Inter Turku will play away with VPS on the 19th of May with a 13-9 head to head statistic in favor of Inter Turku (14 draws).

HIFK will host KuPS on the 23rd of May with a 10-1 head to head statistic in favor of KuPS (5 draws).

Inter Turku: Formation and Lineups

Inter Turku started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Miguel Grau Piles chose to play with the following team: Walter Viitala, Rodrigo Arciero, Rick Ketting, Ruxi, Jussi Niska, Matias Tamminen, Aleksi Paananen, Tommi Jyry, Petteri Forsell, Benjamin Källman and David Haro.


Inter Turku made 3 changes: J. Niska for R. Mahuta (31′), A. Paananen for J. Lepisto (61′) and M. Tamminen for J. Hyvarinen (73′).

HIFK: Formation and Lineups

HIFK started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

On the opposite side, Mika-Matti Paatelainen played with: Beto, Macario Hing-Glover, Sakari Mattila, Jesse Nikki, Felipe Sáez, Mosawer Ahadi, Sergei Eremenko, Obed Malolo, Keaton Isaksson, Didis Lutumba-Pitah and Eero Markkanen.


HIFK made 2 changes: K. Isaksson for J. Ali (46′) and M. Ahadi for A. Kujanpaa (75′).

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